A remake of a pixel art from late 2018
Yeah, way better. In particular I'm impressed how you nailed the gleaming metal texture and the softer flesh texture, and made them look distinct. The fist is clear too despite how tiny it is.
One thing I do like about the 2018 one, though, is that the silhouette has a bit more character? The strand of hair is a nice touch, and I love how prominent the sword is.